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Spring is approaching and understandably every garden owner wants his little paradise to become a green oasis. This is where turf comes on the scene, a lawn option that has become a real alternative to seeding.

Rasen-Oase mit Rollrasen

Different types of turf and their requirements

What distinguishes the different types of turf and what are the requirements to be considered when favoring various products?

  1. Classic garden lawn
    It is characterized by a dense growth and a great immunity. In addition, this type of lawn is low maintenance. It is well suited for heavy turf use.

  2. Play and sports lawn
    Play and sports turf is similar to garden turf in its characteristics, although it is even more robust, yet appears harder.

  3. Landscape lawn
    Landscape lawn is the preferred type of sod if you want to cover a large area with grass. It is not as densely overgrown, but has a similar resilience to garden turf.

  4. Shade lawn
    Shade turf is well suited for shady and partially shady locations and is characterized by its darker color. It thrives especially in low light conditions.

  5. Mediterranean Lawn
    Mediterranean lawn needs direct sunlight to flourish. Strongly sunny places are the ideal location for it.

  6. Ornamental lawn
    Ornamental lawn is used exclusively for decoration and is characterized by fine blades of grass. It is not suitable for walking on.

The advantages and disadvantages of turf

The following checklist is intended to clarify when to favor rolled turf and when to favor seeded turf:

Turf characteristics Rolled turf Seeded turf
Rapid turf laying OK X
Soon usability OK X
Uneven surface X OK
Root-covered soil X OK
Dense grass surface desired OK X
Bright grass green preferred OK X
Robust and unpretentious grass favored OK X
No weed infestation OK X
Natural appearance X OK
Favorable price X OK

Anleitung perfekter Rollrasen

Instructions for planting sod

When laying sod, the first thing to do is to create an optimal subsoil:

  1. Clear future lawn from weeds, stones and roots.

  2. Loosen and dig up the soil

  3. enrich sandy soil with humus, loamy soil with sand

  4. Prepare even subsoil

  5. Flatten the soil with a roller

  6. Loosen the soil the day before laying the turf

When the sod is delivered, the laying can begin:

  1. Water the subsoil generously

  2. Lay individual turf strips with offset

  3. Press the joints against each other

  4. Remove overhangs with a knife

  5. Generously water the laid turf

The ten biggest mistakes when planting sod

Fatal mistakes when planting sod can quickly spoil the joy of the new garden look:

  1. The roots of the sod cannot take hold in any remaining subsoil depressions.

  2. The soil was not enriched with sand or humus.

  3. The sod was not laid between March and September.

  4. The surface has not been loosened so that the roots cannot establish a soil connection.

  5. Watering of the prepared subsoil is forgotten.

  6. The turf is walked on too early.

  7. Watering of the sod during the first three weeks after installation is neglected.

  8. The wrong type of turf was selected.

  9. The sod was not installed within 24 hours of delivery.

  10. The edges of the turf were not laid flush and offset.

The cost calculation of a rolled lawn

Turf is demonstrably more expensive than seeded turf. The actual outlay depends on the type of turf and the size of the area. Classic garden turf is the cheapest and the price increases up to ornamental turf.

Cost point Prices
Acquisition costs turf 2,50 to 8 € / m²
Enrichment materials subsoil 2,00 € / m²
Fertilizer subsoil 0,30 € / m²
Delivery costs turf 1,30 € / m²
Lawn care initial period 1,00 € / m² and day for 3 weeks
Total cost of laying turf on own account 27,10 - 32,60 € / m²

Inexpensive turf can be purchased on the Internet, although inexpensive does not necessarily mean cheap. Because also inexpensive roll lawn offers can convince regarding their quality.

The care of turf

The following care should be given to a rolled lawn:

  1. Watering
    Water daily for the first six weeks, then once a week in the morning or evening with about ten liters of water per square meter of turf. Rainy periods are excluded, of course.

  2. Fertilizing
    Use slow-release fertilizer twice a year.

  3. Mowing
    Mowing should be done once every two weeks to a blade length of three to four centimeters, but no later than when the lawn has grown two centimeters.

  4. Scarifying
    Thin out the sod with a scarifier once a year to ensure lawn aeration.

Potential problems with the rolled lawn

These problems can occur with an installed rolled lawn:

  1. The turf "runs down." Water cannot seep in because of the soil conditions. In this case, you need to remove soil and create a subsoil suitable for sod.

  2. The lawndoes not grow: Poor lighting may be to blame. Shady trees would need to be thinned. In any case, you need high-quality fertilizer.

  3. Turfhas yellow blades: excessive sunlight may be to blame, though better watering can help. It may be necessary to replace it with Mediterranean grass.
  4. Bare spots in the turf: They are usually due to overfertilization. If the extent is minor, patches can be used. Otherwise, replace the sod after the subsoil is restored to biological balance.

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